Preludes & Vollenteries: a City Project

January 7, 2017

Preludes & Vollenteries: What is it!? After three months of walking, practising, researching and many inspiring conversations, I can now be clear. Starting in Autumn of this year, a series of salon events in 22 of the extraordinary City churches, between Aldgate and the Fleet Street. This project responds to the artistry and history of […]

Plaints (Jul 2016)

December 24, 2016

No 6. 2 1 17 Anonymous/(Lonati?)’Preludio’ No 5. 1 1 17 Eyck, Jacob van Eyck, ‘Preludium of Voorspel’ (1644). At the table… No 4. 29 12 16 Jacques Hotteterre – ‘les Ecos’ (Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, livre I, Op.2 publ. 1708) Maggini/Gut Strung (at the desk) No 3. 27 12 16 Anonymous-[Sarabande] C17th MS […]

Recording day 19 12 16: Paul Pellay & Michael Alec Rose, with Linda Merrick, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafiloski

December 19, 2016

I am lucky in my artistic work. I collaborate with wonderful friends, players and composers, at one of the richest times in music’s history. Today (19th December 2016) was wonderful because I was able to work with Linday Merrick, Paul Pellay, Jonathan Haskell, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde and Mihailo Trandafilovski in the wonderful little medieval […]

A Sunday Morning with Nicola Matteis

December 11, 2016

Nicola Matteis was the virtuso violinist of the age. John Evelyn wrote: ‘ I heard that stupendious violin Signor Nicholao (with other rare Musitians) who certainly never nortal man Exceeded on that instrument; he had a stroak so sweet, & made it speake like the voice of a man; & and when he pleased, like […]

Elliott Schwartz- 3rd Quartet ‘For Deedee’ WORLD PREMIERE

December 8, 2016

Elliott Schwartz- 3rd Quartet ‘For Deedee’ WORLD PREMIERE 3rd November 2016 Robinson College Cambridge Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved. Mihailo Trandafilovski, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde

Winter begins. People, places

December 2, 2016

The Ole Bull Bow. A Ceremony in Bergen 28 11 16

November 29, 2016

Link to the NRK News Story on this:  Listen at 10’11” https://tv.nrk.no/serie/distriktsnyheter-vestlandsrevyen    

Ole Bull and the American Imagination (in preparation)

November 28, 2016

Ole Bull and the American Imagination November 28th 2016 Ole Bull’s reception in America was extraordinary. No instrumentalist before him seized the imagination of such a cross-section of the public of this country in flux. The most cursory of glances at the writing in a broad church of the press, from the popular to the […]

Working with the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra and Nigel Clarke

November 22, 2016

On the 23rd November, 21016, composer Nigel Clarke and I took the short trip along the Docklands Light Railway for a first day working with the only full time professional string orchestra in the UK, the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra. This is the string orchestra of the British Army, which is based and rehearses […]

America, November 2016

November 11, 2016

I have come back to the USA for a week of concerts, masterclasses and workshops. It’s a great delight for me to begin my visit in the the part of the Midwest that I love so much; the St Croix River in the the River Falls/Still water area. 11th November-Concerts and talks in Wisconsin and […]